Eid Mubarak Said 2019!
Updated: Feb 25, 2020
Eid Mubarak Said! Happy Eid! Today is Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. Another Ramadan has come to an end and I feel as though I can add another check mark off my timeline of service. I’ve stayed occupied at a house for 8 hours to then eat that last meal before fasting (3-4am), indulged in all the nighttime foods, learned about Islam and the traditions of Ramadan, found a routine, and felt that sense of oneness as the whole village breaks fast at the same exact time. I remember last year, Ramadan was a turning point for me in that first year of service. It was when I finally felt confident in my language ability; it took 8 months. This year at 21 months, with my second Ramadan down, I feel content. With around 4 months left, content with the people I have, the work I’ve done, this new life I’ve adapted to, and content with my personal journey through service.